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aphis

play
noun, \ˈā-fəs also ˈa-fəs\

Definition of aphis

plural aphides play \ˈā-fə-ˌdēz, ˈa-fə-\

  1. :  any of a genus (Aphis) of aphids; broadly :  aphid



Origin of aphis

New Latin Aphid-, Aphis, genus name


First Known Use: 1763


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